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The 25 Best T-Shirts You Won’t Want to Take Off

Including BAZAAR editors’ go-to crewneck and celebrity-beloved cropped tees BY HALIE LESAVAGE

Karl Lagerfeld once said that “luxury is the ease of a T-shirt in a very expensive dress.” That may be true, but we’ve also found the essence of luxury lives in the very best T-shirts.

A good T-shirt, like its relatives in the world of basics, is hard to find. Identifying the best is so fraught, and so subjective, entire brands have been launched to complete the quest for the perfect white crewneck. (And still, not everyone agrees that they’ve succeeded.) What makes crafting the perfect T-shirt so hard may be all the roles it needs to fill. The best T-shirt to tuck into straight-leg jeans isn’t the best one to offset drapey menswear trousers—and neither of those is suited for an athleisure moment with leggings and a high ponytail. Maybe that’s why you rarely see Kendall Jenner in the same T-shirt twice.

There are some qualities that the best tees for women all have in common though: unparalleled versatility, long-lasting quality, and a sense of comfort so satisfying you won’t want to take them off. No one T-shirt can do it all, but an edit of a select few will have you covered—and feel like everyday luxury. (Jenner would seem to agree.) For every outfit, occasion, and state of mind, we’ve curated the 25 best women’s T-shirts. Shop them all ahead.


Of the many, many striped shirts on the market, Kule’s gets our vote. It has a straight cut, three-quarter sleeves, and a round neckline—a combination that delivers on an effortless French look. Just add a little straw bag.